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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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I finally put the O in FOID to use

i joined the club and bought myself a Springfield xd 9mm with the v10 ported barrel. Its lighter than the sig 226 Iíve been borrowing and my shots are tighter. I donít have a camera but here is how it looks
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It's a good pistola.

For the money, the Springfield is very accurate.

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Welcome to the club! I absolutely loved my XD40, but since I am a .45acp nut, I sold it when the XD45 was released. I have no regrets of owning either pistol.

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Welcome to the club! I absolutely loved my XD40, but since I am a .45acp nut, I sold it when the XD45 was released. I have no regrets of owning either pistol.
DD, Can you compare the XD45 to a 1911?

I'd love to add a .45 to my collection, and I'm comfortable with the XD (obviously), but the 1911 is a tried and true machine.

This isn't something that's going to happen anytime soon...I have a lot of other projects to take care of before I start shopping for pistolas again. I'm just shopping in my head right now.

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DD, Can you compare the XD45 to a 1911?

I'd love to add a .45 to my collection, and I'm comfortable with the XD (obviously), but the 1911 is a tried and true machine.

This isn't something that's going to happen anytime soon...I have a lot of other projects to take care of before I start shopping for pistolas again. I'm just shopping in my head right now.
Well since I have both the SA XD45 and a SA 1911 sure! Honestly they are worlds apart, but I like them both. The XD as you know has great ergos and has all the safety indicators, the 1911 doesn't.
The XD has more felt recoil due to the polymer frame.
The XD has no external hammer and can be fired once chambered. The 1911 has an external hammer must be cocked back in order for it to fire.
The trigger on the XD is much different than a 1911, both in feel and movement.
The 1911 is slimmer than the XD, but tends to weigh more.
The grip area on the XD is wider than the 1911 (primarily due to the double stack magazine) but with several grip options in the 1911 family, you can find one that fits your hand best.

The 1911 is very tried and tested. The XD hasn't been around nearly a quarter of the lifespan of the 1911, but I haven't experienced any malfunctions nor heard of anything that would qualify it as being unreliable.

In my opinion, you can't go wrong with either. The question is, what do you want to use it for? If for home defense the XD is easier to engauge someone with, since it has no external safties to fumble with in the dark. That being said, with enough prctice and use, any weapon can be used quite efficently, some are just better suited for this application.

For target shooting, and I mean serious types like ISPC - you could choose either, but the 1911 has many more upgrades to choose from.

If you just want to add either to your collection, both are great pistols. This is why I have both.

If price is a big issue, the XD wins hands down. You can get into a Mil-Spec model of 1911 for about $100 - $200 more than the XD, but it doesn't have any of the "Goodies" on it.

The 1911 holds more of it's value over time than the XD, just take a look at the used inventory the next time you go window shopping.

When you have some time, drop me a PM and I will let you try them both out. The best way to decide which one is for you is to really shoot both for awhile.

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Awesome info! Thanks Craig!

You pretty much summed up what I had figured.

I think the XD (if it fits my average sized hands) will probably be for me...mostly because I'm afraid I'll spend too much money on a 1911, even though I don't compete anymore (I was never that good).

As for home defense...I'm honestly afraid to use any pistol for home defense. It's just too permenant of a conclusion, especially considering the pistol training I have. So I keep all my pistols locked up rather then at the ready. I have many other forms of home defence.

So all of my shooting is casual target and eventually I'd like to brush up on my tactical pistol skills again.

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Post #5 sums it up.

The ports on that 9mm wil soak up any muzzle flip you might have had . Just be aware that you may have to use your finger to clean off that sight every magazine or 2. Ports tend to get front sights mnice and dirty.

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I did some research but haven't found anything conclusive, do they sell the XD45 with the V10 Ported barrel?

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i think the 40s&w is the biggest they make with the v-10 barrel i forgot to mention the store still has a xd 9mm kit that has 3 15 round mags and a 2 mag belt holder for 50 bucks i picked one up
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hey Ponch are there any type of rounds i should stay away from that might damage the ports? or expand and come out through them?
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I would stay away from lead ammo. Odds are you wont even find it out there but just wanted to get that out. Any factory jacketed ammo will be fine. The higher the velocity the more you'll feel the effect of the ports.

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I would stay away from lead ammo. Odds are you wont even find it out there but just wanted to get that out. Any factory jacketed ammo will be fine. The higher the velocity the more you'll feel the effect of the ports.
+1 Stay clear of the soft nose (semi Jacketed) rounds as well. It will foul up your ports as well as your rifling in the barrel.

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